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18th Jul '17 8:38:14 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The last legitimate attempt at a traditional VarietyShow on American network television was 1987's ''Dolly'', starring Music/DollyParton -- it lasted one season and was considered a huge gamble even then.
** [[Series/NewlywedsNickAndJessica Nick and Jessica]] did a variety show special on Creator/{{ABC}} in 2004 that flopped ''badly''.

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* The last legitimate attempt at a traditional VarietyShow on American network television was 1987's ''Dolly'', starring Music/DollyParton -- it lasted one season and was considered a huge gamble even then.
** * [[Series/NewlywedsNickAndJessica Nick Lachey and Jessica]] Jessica Simpson]] did a variety show special on Creator/{{ABC}} in 2004 that flopped ''badly''.



* Technically, by having bands on ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' was considered a variety show. (This was because variety got a higher budget than light entertainment at the BBC.)

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* Technically, by having bands on on, ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' was considered a variety show. (This was because variety got a higher budget than light entertainment at the BBC.)



** Not to mention its precursor, the more-or-less straight-up revival attempt ''Random Acts of Variety''.

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** Not to mention its precursor, the more-or-less straight-up revival attempt * ''Random Acts of Variety''.Variety'', an attempt at a revival


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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' originally had more of a variety show-style format, with multiple musical guests appearing in some early episodes and stand-up comedy mixed in with the sketch comedy.
31st May '17 6:23:37 PM nombretomado
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* Technically, by having bands on ''TheYoungOnes'' was considered a variety show. (This was because variety got a higher budget than light entertainment at the BBC.)

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* Technically, by having bands on ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' was considered a variety show. (This was because variety got a higher budget than light entertainment at the BBC.)
14th May '17 11:53:15 PM RAMChYLD
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* Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld -- In a sense. Each episode has a particular CentralTheme that ties all the elements together, but within a single episode are contained any combination of live demonstrations in front of the audience, comedy sketches, "man on the street" style interviews, correspondent field pieces, panel discussions, and monologues from Bill himself.

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* Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld -- In a sense. Each episode has a particular CentralTheme that ties all the elements together, but within a single episode are contained any combination of live demonstrations in front of the audience, [[SketchComedy comedy sketches, sketches]], "man on the street" style interviews, correspondent field pieces, panel discussions, and monologues from Bill himself.
14th May '17 11:51:57 PM RAMChYLD
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* Series/BillNyeSavesTheWorld -- In a sense. Each episode has a particular CentralTheme that ties all the elements together, but within a single episode are contained any combination of live demonstrations in front of the audience, comedy sketches, "man on the street" style interviews, correspondent field pieces, panel discussions, and monologues from Bill himself.
30th Apr '17 11:21:34 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheTonightShow''

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* ''TheTonightShow''''Series/TheTonightShow''
20th Oct '16 8:11:21 PM TropesForever
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A descendant of {{Vaudeville}}: an anthology of unrelated performances (be they musical, comedic, dramatic, etc.) by different performers. The first breakout television hits were variety shows, most notably the ''Texaco Star Theatre'' (hosted by Milton Berle) and ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow''; other important examples from the [[TheFifties '50s]] and [[TheSixties '60s]] included ''The Red Skelton Show'', ''The Jackie Gleason Show'', ''Series/TheCarolBurnettShow,'' and ''Series/TheSmothersBrothersComedyHour.'' As you might notice, many such shows were named for the host(s).

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A descendant of {{Vaudeville}}: an anthology of unrelated performances (be they musical, comedic, dramatic, etc.) by different performers. The first breakout television hits were variety shows, most notably the ''Texaco Star Theatre'' (hosted by Milton Berle) and ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow''; other important examples from the [[TheFifties '50s]] and [[TheSixties '60s]] included ''The Red Skelton Show'', ''The Jackie Gleason Show'', ''Series/TheCarolBurnettShow,'' and ''Series/TheSmothersBrothersComedyHour.'' As you might notice, many such shows were [[TheEponymousShow named for the host(s).
host(s)]].
19th Oct '16 11:12:01 AM Aiguille
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* In-universe in ''Podcast/TheOrbitingHumanCircusOfTheAir,'' the eponymous radio show's format includes musical numbers by bizarre animals and inanimate objects, novelty acts, and prerecorded spoken "true story" segments as closing "feature presentations."
24th Jul '16 3:59:53 PM nombretomado
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Moreover, fatigue with the genre had sprung up in the [[TheSeventies '70s]] -- ''Donny and Marie'' and ''Sonny and Cher'' were only the best-known examples in a decade that also brought us increasingly corny shows toplined by such acts as TheBradyBunch and the Bay City Rollers. One-shot and annual specials such as ''Circus of the Stars'' persisted into the early 1990s, but even those are now relatively rare.

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Moreover, fatigue with the genre had sprung up in the [[TheSeventies '70s]] -- ''Donny and Marie'' and ''Sonny and Cher'' were only the best-known examples in a decade that also brought us increasingly corny shows toplined by such acts as TheBradyBunch Series/TheBradyBunch and the Bay City Rollers. One-shot and annual specials such as ''Circus of the Stars'' persisted into the early 1990s, but even those are now relatively rare.
30th Jun '16 9:04:07 AM MsChibi
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* ''TheTonightShow''
9th Jun '16 12:17:03 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheHollywoodRevueOf1929'' is an unusual example of a filmed variety show. MGM, which was transitioning to talking films, simply put all of its stars into a variety show movie filled with unrelated sketches and songs.
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